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Crowd Overflows At Wake Of Teen Slain By Gang Members In Mistaken Identity Case

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Evie Fordham Politics and Health Care Reporter

More than a thousand people attended the Monday night wake of 15-year-old Bronx resident Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, who was murdered by alleged gang members on Wednesday.

Even New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill paid his respects at the Bronx funeral home, reported the New York Post. O’Neill called Guzman-Feliz’s family on Monday and promised to track down the murderers, believed to be members of a Dominican street gang called the Trinitarios.

The gang members allegedly attacked Guzman-Feliz with machetes in a case of mistaken identity. In a sick twist, Guzman-Feliz’s relatives reportedly received Facebook messages from the killers apologizing for mistaking the teen for the person they intended to harm, reported the New York Daily News(RELATED: New York Gang Members Apologize — Not For Murder — But For Murdering The WRONG Person [VIDEO])

Seven men were arrested in connection with the murder on Sunday and Monday, reported the Daily Mail.

Guzman-Feliz, known to his friends as “Junior,” dreamed of being a police officer, said his father Lisandro Guzman. He was working toward that dream as a member of the NYPD-sponsored Law Enforcement Explorers, reported the New York Post.

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